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Great Introduction to the Language
This was one of the first books I bought to try and improve my Spanish. This book is excellent in that on every page there are illustrations and pictures that go along with the vocabulary. An additional list of the vocabulary with the English translation is included on every page as well. However, the only minor thing I didn't like about the book was the absence of the you informal (tu), so it doesn't really help if you want to say things to your family or friends. But other than that it's a fantastic book for the money.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 19, 2000
Good if used in conjunction with some other course
I have been learning Spanish using the Pimsleur Spanish courses, levels I, II, and III. The Pimsleur courses are excellent, but they do not teach grammar, per se. The Pimsleur method alone might work well for some students, but I find that sometimes I need to know WHY you say one thing in one way and say something else in another way. The See It and Say It in Spanish book has helped me a little because it provides the conjugations of some common verbs and explains a few things such as the subjunctive. Here is the MAJOR shortcoming of this book: The book ignores the familiar form of the language, which just happens to be the way that most people speak Spanish most of the time. In other words, the book will teach you how to say 'Are you going?' to someone you don't know, but generally does not teach you how to say such things to friends and family. At a price of only about six bucks, the book is useful and worth buying.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 30, 2010
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